Cast & Creative
Andrew Barth Feldman - Evan Hansen
Broadway debut! 2018 Roger Rees Award and National High School Musical Theatre Award (Jimmy Award) Winner. Grateful for everyone who taught me something, believed in me, and all of the overlap. Special thanks to Jamie Pillet and my superhero mother.
Mallory Bechtel - Zoe Murphy
Mallory Bechtel has been singing and dancing most of her life. A 2018 honors high school graduate, she will relocate to New York to continue her theatre pursuits and studies. Currently Mallory can be seen in the A24 hit, Hereditary and starred this season in an episode of “Law & Order: SVU.”
Lisa Brescia - Heidi Hansen
On Broadway, Lisa has starred as Donna in Mamma Mia!, Elphaba in Wicked, Cleo in Twyla Tharp’s The Times They Are A-Changin’, Amneris in Aida, and Marion in Woman in White. Additional New York and regional credits: Roundabout’s Ordinary Days (Claire), Comedy of Tenors (Tatiana), Winter’s Tale (Hermione), Hamlet (Gertrude), August: Osage County (Ivy), Sister Play (Anna), The Will Rogers Follies (Betty), Victor Victoria (Victoria), Cabaret (Sally), Side Show (Violet), and Evita (Eva). Lisa is on the Acting faculty at Missouri State University and has her MFA in Classical Acting. Thanks to Liz Rosier and my husband, songwriter Craig Carnelia.
Jennifer Laura Thompson - Cynthia Murphy
Jennifer Laura Thompson is thrilled to reprise her role as Cynthia after a run Off-Broadway at Second Stage and at Arena Stage (Helen Hayes nomination). Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It (Eileen Evergreen), Lend Me a Tenor, Wicked (Glinda, first replacement), Urinetown (Hope Cladwell; Tony nomination, Leading Actress), Footloose (Ariel Moore). She has performed in five Encores! productions at City Center. In addition she has sung with symphonies across the country, including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and with the New York Philharmonic in Company (Jenny) starring Neil Patrick Harris. Much love to John and Tommy.
Alex Boniello - Connor Murphy
Broadway: V/O Moritz in Deaf West Theatre’s Tony nominated revival of Spring Awakening (Astaire nomination, Broadway.com Audience Choice nomination). Other theatre: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street (This American Life/BAM); Stilyagi (Vassar/NYSAF), Million Dollar Quartet (Papermill Playhouse);Cruel Intentions the Musical (LPR), Brooklynite (Vineyard Theater); Here’s Hoover! (Abrons Arts Center); I Am Harvey Milk (Lincoln Center); and the national tour of Green Day’s American Idiot. Select TV: Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” “Happyish,” “Welcome to Greenpoint,” “Saturday Night Live.” Film: Alt Space, Contest, Detachment. Thanks to SGM, Gersh, Mom and Dad, and April. For KJS.r.
Michael Park - Larry Murphy
2018 Grammy Award winner for Dear Evan Hansen. Broadway: Tuck Everlasting (Angus Tuck), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Gooper), How to Succeed… (Bratt), Carousel (Billy), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Grammy Award winner), Little Me (Lucky). Off-B’way: Hello Again (College Boy); Violet (Monty); The Burnt Part Boys; Middletown (Cop); Bloomer Girl, Applause (Encores!); The Threepenny Opera (Macheath). Regional: Shenandoah, Good News, Dear Evan Hansen, Tuck Everlasting. TV: “As the World Turns” (two-time Emmy Award winner), “House of Cards,” “Mindhunter” (Netflix), “The Good Wife” (CBS), “Chicago PD,” “Peter Pan Live!,” “The Sound of Music Live!,” “The Blacklist” (NBC), “Gotham” (FOX).
Sky Lakota-Lynch - Jared Kleinman
Broadway debut! Off-Broadway/regional: Land of Broken Toys, Bigger Than Your Skin, Evil People. Workshops: A New Brain (Encores!), Sunday in the Park With George (City Center), Passing Strange (Wilma). TV/film: Marvel’s “Iron Fist,” “ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase” (2017), “Half Life” (NY Life), upcoming Plain Fiction, How They Got Over (IFFR 2018). Much love and thanks to The Talent House NY, JHA, Mom, Dad and Family! Neighborhood Playhouse & AMDA grad.
Phoenix Best - Alana Beck
Phoenix Best comes directly from playing the role of Éponine on the North American tour of Les Miserables. Broadway: 2015–2017 Tony, Emmy & Grammy-winning revival of The Color Purple. Regional: Dreamgirls (Deena Jones), Les Misérables. Thanks to the DEH team, Lindsay/Tara Rubin casting, Nicolosi & Co., Mom, Rena, and all her friends and family for their love and support.
Michael Lee Brown - Alternate Evan Hansen; u/s Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Michael Lee Brown is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut. Regional: Torch Song Trilogy (David, dir. Michael Kahn), Cinderella (Lionel). TV: “Happyish” (Showtime). A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Thanks to Dave/Shirley Grant Management team, Trapper, Badiene and Dan. Love to Mom, Dad, Abby, Robby, Ramona, Mommom and DaDa.
Roman Banks - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
From Shenandoah Conservatory, Roman is overjoyed to be making history with his Broadway debut in the company of Dear Evan Hansen. This opportunity is, in every essence of the phrase, a dream come true. He gives thanks to God, his family, his teachers, and his incredibly supportive friends. Philippians 4:13!
Gabrielle Carrubba - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Gabrielle is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! Regional: American Repertory Theater (Burn All Night), North Shore Music Theatre, and The Goodspeed Opera House’s Festival of New Musicals (Sweetwater). Education: The Boston Conservatory. Many thanks to the DEH team, Tara Rubin Casting, CGF, Mom, Dad, and Olivia for their love and support.
Garrett Long - u/s Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Broadway: Fun Home, Bonnie & Clyde, South Pacific. Tour: Seussical. Off-Broadway: The Spitfire Grill (Drama Desk, Drama League nominations). Good times at Pittsburgh Public, the Guthrie, McCarter, Signature, Ford’s, Goodspeed, Paper Mill, George St., MT of Wichita, Cape Playhouse…. Much thanks to the DEH team, the S-men and daughter Georgie!
Dan Macke - U/S Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Dan is ecstatic to be making his official Broadway debut with the stellar DEH family! Prior to this, Dan shared the stage with Kristin Chenoweth in her limited engagement, My Love Letter to Broadway. Regional credits: A Christmas Carol (Ghostly Apparition) – Hartford Stage; Hello Dolly! (Barnaby Tucker) – Mac-Haydn Theatre; Peter and the Starcatcher (Prentiss) – Weathervane Theatre. Readings at Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals: ZM (Barnabas Young), Five Points (John Diamond). Soon-to-be graduate of the Hartt School, BFA Music Theatre. Endless love and thanks to his AMAZING faculty (Courtney – the callback), friends, and family. Mom and Dad, I simply wouldn’t be here without you – I LOVE YOU!
Asa Somers - Standby Larry Murphy
Broadway: Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Taboo, Dance of the Vampires, The Rocky Horror Show. Off-Broadway/regional: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, The Burnt Part Boys, Once Around the Sun, Fly By Night (Dallas), Tallgrass Gothic (Louisville). TV: “Mr. Robot,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Unforgettable,” “White Collar,” “Person of Interest,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Good Wife,” “Gossip Girl,” “Royal Pains,” “Ugly Betty,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Sopranos.” Yale graduate. www.asasomers.com
Josh Strobl - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Thrilled to be making his Broadway Debut! Attended the University of Michigan. Winner of the 2016 Jimmy Awards. Many thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, Sherry Kayne, the entire DEH family, and every teacher who helped on this journey. “Special shoutout to my family for always believing in me!” Strobljosh.com
Nicole Van Giesen - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Broadway: Fun Home, Cabaret (‘99 Revival at Studio 54), The Wild Party (LaChiusa/Wolfe). Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years. National Tours: Cabaret, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Regional: Cathy in The Last Five Years at PTC (Barrymore). TV: “Law and Order.” Big love to my kiddos.
White - u/s Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Having just graduated from LIU Post, Diamond is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! She would like to thank her loving family, Lindsey and Tara Rubin Casting, her agent Eddie and Daisy. Finally she would like to say, to God be all the glory!
Ben Levi Ross - Evan Hansen
Ben comes straight from the Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen, where he made his Broadway debut. Ben studied at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. He would like to thank his team at Abrams Artists Agency, his mom, dad, and sister, and every teacher he’s ever had. Hold on tightly, let go lightly.
Maggie McKenna - Zoe Murphy
Maggie McKenna is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production. Maggie made her professional theatre debut in 2017 as Muriel Heslop in the Sydney Theatre Company’s award-winning stage show, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, for which she won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Newcomer. Maggie began acting, singing and songwriting from a very young age, and at 11 she was the winner of the NAB/Mushroom Records National Songwriting competition. Maggie trained in many aspects of the arts throughout high school, and was cast in the 2014 Victorian ‘High School Spectacular’ as a lead performer & vocalist. After graduating high school, Maggie moved to Los Angeles to continue her training at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and graduated in 2016. Maggie’s television work includes the ABC TV drama series “The Doctor Blake Mysteries” in the featured guest role of Roslyn Kerr, and in 2015 she wrote and performed music parodies for the FOXTEL comedy series, “Open Slather.” Most recently, Maggie performed a cover of “Xanadu” as part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony.
Jessica Phillips - Heidi Hansen
Jessica Phillips has established herself as one of Broadway’s premiere leading ladies over the past several years. Broadway credits include: Leap of Faith opposite Raul Esparza, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Next to Normal, Jesus Christ Superstar (25th anniversary revival), and The Scarlet Pimpernel. She also starred in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Michael Friedman’s Unknown Soldier in 2015. On television, she has appeared as recurring guest star ADA Pippa Cox on “Law and Order: SVU” for the past four seasons. Other TV credits include: “Royal Pains,” “Bronx Warrants” (pilot), “Elementary,” and “Unforgettable.” In addition to stage and screen, Jessica’s voice can be heard as one half of the country duo 10th & Carlisle.
Christiane Noll - Cynthia Murphy
Broadway/Tours: Elf (MSG); Chaplin (Drama Desk Nom); Ragtime – Kennedy Center Revival (Tony & Drama Desk Nom, Helen Hayes award); Urinetown (Ovation Award); The Mambo Kings (pre-Broadway); It Ain’t Nothin But The Blues; Jekyll & Hyde (FANY award); Grease; Miss Saigon; City of Angels; South Pacific (Australia/Thailand). TV/Film: “Madam Secretary” (CBS), “Law & Order SVU” (NBC), “The Sound of Music Live” (NBC), “The Good Fight” (CBS), The King & I (Animated – Singing Anna). Favorites: Next to Normal (CCC award); Snow Child (Arena Stage); October Sky; Follies (STL Circle award); 1776 Encores!; Beauty and the Beast; Mary Poppins; Closer than Ever (Off-Bway Alliance award); The King & I; The New Moon Encores!; Ace (Helen Hayes award nom); The Witches of Eastwick; Mack & Mabel (CCC Award); The Sound of Music (Salzburg Marionette Th.); Frankenstein; Little By Little; Little Shop of Horrors; The Baker’s Wife; Lizzie Borden; Into the Woods; The Student Prince; Carousel; and Lincoln Center “American Songbook Series” – Frank Loesser. Guests soloist with over 100 symphony orchestras around the world. Opera with Placido Domingo and Hollywood Bowl/O2 Arena with Julie Andrews. Solo Recordings: Christiane Noll – A Broadway Love Story, Live At The Westbank. The Gershwin Album, My Personal Property, Gifts-Live at 54 Below.
Marrick Smith - Connor Murphy
Marrick is an actor-musician from Staten Island, New York. Broadway: Fun Home (OBC); Off: Pretty Filthy, Wild Goose Dreams, The Underclassman. Film/TV: The Lennon Report; The Big Dogz. Music: The Entropy E.P., Pretty Filthy (original cast recording). Marrick is very excited and grateful to be joining this company.
Aaron Lazar - Larry Murphy
Aaron Lazar has starred in 10 Broadway productions: he debuted in The Phantom of the Opera; originated roles in the world premieres of A Tale of Two Cities, Impressionism, and The Last Ship; starred in the revivals of A Little Night Music and Les Miserables; and romanced audiences in The Light in the Piazza at Lincoln Center and Live from LCT on PBS.
On film, Mr. Lazar has worked with acclaimed directors including Clint Eastwood, Mary Harron, Shawn Levy, Martin Scorsese, and the Russo brothers. Television guest star roles include: NBC’s “The Blacklist;” CBS’s “Blue Bloods,” “The Good Wife,” and “Bull;” and FOX’s “The Following.” In addition, Aaron has recurred on Disney’s “Girl Meets World,” FX’s “The Strain,” and IFC’s “The Onion News Network.”
Mr. Lazar has been a guest artist with some of the world’s finest symphonies including: The New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, The Boston Pops, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at Masada, The English National Opera Orchestra, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He can be heard on dozens of Broadway cast albums and television commercials, and his critically acclaimed solo show, Broadway to Hollywood, continues to play cabarets and PACs around the country.
Jared Goldsmith - Jared Kleinman
Jared is over the MOON to join the Dear Evan Hansen family and originate the role of Jared Kleinman on the National Tour. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jared attended Elon University where he earned his BFA in Music Theatre. But, don’t be fooled, Jared isn’t just an actor. Currently, he’s co-writing and developing an original musical: MAZKAPAN. Endless thanks to Mom, Dad, Kara, Adam, Abrams, every teacher, and bagels.
Phoebe Koyabe - Alana Beck
Phoebe was born in rural France and raised in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. She is thrilled to be making her professional debut in the first national tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Playing Alana in Dear Evan Hansen is a dream come true. She would like to thank all the people who believed in her and helped her along the way, her family, teachers, Jamie, Victoria and Sam at Abrams, Tara Rubin Casting, and the Evan Hansen Team.
Stephen Christopher Anthony - Evan Alternate; U/S Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Stephen is so excited to be joining the Dear Evan Hansen family! Most recently he was in Book of Mormon on Broadway (u/s Elder McKinley). Prior to Mormon, he starred as con-man Frank Abagnale Jr in the national tour of Catch Me If You Can. Favorite regional credits include: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hairspray, Carousel, Lend Me A Tenor. Stephen is a proud graduate of Florida State University.
Noah Kieserman - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman, Connor Murphy
Noah Kieserman is ecstatic to be part of the first national touring company of Dear Evan Hansen after graduating from the University of Michigan (B.F.A Musical Theater Program, Class of 2018). Regional: 1776, Newsies (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); Grease, How To Succeed… (Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts). An avid writer as well, Noah’s musical theater compositions have been workshopped in Ann Arbor, DC, San Francisco, New York, Calgary, and Charlotte. He is also a proud recipient of the Actors’ Equity Association’s Alan Eisenberg Award. Noah would like to express his immense gratitude to Mom, Dad, Hunter, Harden Curtis, Central Perk, Owen, The Watkinsons, Kevin Kuchar, Musical Theater Center (MTC), and all of his outstanding professors at Michigan for their endless support. Go Blue!
Ciara Alyse Harris - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Ciara Alyse Harris is OVERJOYED to be making her First National Tour Debut! Ciara is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). She thanks HCKR, her family and friends for their never ending love and support, and God for reminding her to believe in the impossible!
John Hemphill - U/S Larry Murphy
Hello America. Broadway: School of Rock, Mamma Mia!. National Tour: Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time, Mamma Mia!, Off Broadway Admissions (Lincoln Center). Film: David Fincher’s Zodiac. TV: “Billions,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Blacklist,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Castle.” Special thanks to the Dear Evan Hansen Family, Tara Rubin, and especially to my parents and my beautiful wife Jenn.
Asher Muldoon - U/S Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Professional debut! Thrilled to be a part of the DEH family. Lots of love to Nancy Carson, Kim Pedell, Kristen Caesar, Justin Reamy, and my Kidz Theater, Triangle, and real life families. Composer/Lyricist of The Butcher Boy, a new musical. Princeton 2021!
Jane Pfitsch - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Broadway: Angels in America (2018 Revival), Cabaret (2014 Revival), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2008 Revival) and Company (2007 Revival). Off-Broadway: Peer Gynt and Allegro at CSC; The 39 Steps (New World Stages); Pumpgirl (MTC). Regional credits include: The Huntington (IRNE Nominations), Barrington Stage Company, The Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Nomination), McCarter Theatre Center, San Jose Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, The Alley Theater, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Capital Repertory Theater, Virginia Stage Company. Film/TV: 27 Dresses and “Elementary.” Member of Ensemble Studio Theater. Brown/Trinity MFA Program.
Coleen Sexton - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
DEH is a true dream come true for Coleen! She made her debut into the Broadway world at 19 where she played Lucy in Broadway’s Jekyll and Hyde, which was filmed opposite David Hasselhoff. Most recently she had the honor of portraying Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow at Music Theater of Connecticut. Her last NY appearance was Off Broadway in Forever Dusty playing Dusty Springfield numerous times. National touring credits include Elphaba in Wicked, Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde, and various roles in Chicago as well! Other favorite roles include Donna in Mamma Mia, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Mona in Dames at Sea, Narrator in Joseph… and Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. TV credits include.. “Law and Order,” “Third Watch,” “As the World Turns,” and “Guiding Light.” Huge shout out to GBM!!! Love you Gregg Baker!!
Maria Wirries - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy
Maria Wirries is a recent graduate from the musical theater program at Penn State. She most recently was seen in the Broadway revival workshop of Once on This Island. Other theater credits include: The Artist Series’ Hot and Cole; Penn State School of Theater’s Be More Chill, Sweet Charity, Hair, Titanic; and The Players Theater’s Master Class. She also performs solo cabarets and often collaborates with the Sarasota Orchestra on their Master Works series. Maria has a huge appreciation for new work and has performed newly commissioned pieces by composers and artists James Grant, Dick Hyman, Alex Rybeck, Sheridan Seyfried. This last fall at Penn State she participated in a commission project of a new theater piece written by Mike Reid and Sarah Schlesinger. As well as participating in the world premier of Love in Hate Nation, a Joe Iconis musical. Maria also writes her own songs that can be heard on her SoundCloud account.
Robert Markus - Evan Hansen
Robert is thrilled to be joining the Dear Evan Hansen company. Recent credits include: Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, Tommy in Tommy, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof (Stratford Festival), Our Town, Sweeney Todd (Shaw Festival), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre Aquarius), James and the Giant Peach, Seussical, Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang (Young People’s Theatre), UnCovered: Queen and Bowie, UnCovered: Simon & Garfunkel (The Musical Stage Company), Dream a little Dream, Shrek (Grand Theatre), Chicago, Twist and Shout (Drayton Entertainment), Next to Normal (Citadel Theatre/Theatre Calgary co-production), The Rocky Horror Show, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago (Mayfield), Hunchback (Catalyst Theatre). Robert is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA program. Robert would like to thank his family, friends, TH and Jen for their constant support.
Stay tuned for additional casting announcements.
Stephanie La Rochelle - Zoe Murphy
Stephanie is absolutely thrilled to be making her Mirvish debut in such a remarkably moving piece. Previous theatre credits include: The Sound of Music (Theatre Aquarius); A Different Kind of Job (Theatre Aquarius Workshop). Selected TV/Film credits include: Heartland (CBC); Backstage (Family Channel); 1st Runner Up – Over the Rainbow (CBC); In The Dark (CW); Copper(BBC); The Preacher’s Sin, Zombie@17 (Lifetime); Played (BlackPills); Satisfaction (CTV). Stephanie is a Canadian Country Music Association Award nominated singer-songwriter. Huge thanks to the team at Dear Evan Hansen, The Talent House, and Stephanie Gorin for this incredible experience, and her incredible parents for their outstanding support. You will be found. Let’s erase the stigma. www.stephlarochelle.com
Jessica Sherman - Heidi Hansen
Mirvish debut. A Toronto native, Jessica studied singing at UWO before moving to England to study acting at RCSSD. UK-based credits include Rock ‘n’ Roll (Duke of York’s); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Baracura Gardens); Batman Live (World Tour); Lend Me A Tenor (Vienna’s English Theatre); John and Jen (Guildford Fringe Theatre); The Stationmaster (Tristan Bates); and The Sound of Music (UK Tour). Since returning she has had the honour to workshop and perform Heart of Winter (Storefront); Pollyanna (Yonge Street Theatricals); Rumspringa Break (Next Stage); The Last Party and The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel (Toronto Fringe); Angel Street (Perth Classical Theatre) and recently filmed Le Dindon (Cinéfrance). Huge thanks to her family (chosen and born), 3G and the UK gang, Penny, Michael and JBR, and especially M.R. for starting her down this path.
Claire Rankin - Cynthia Murphy
At age 9, after seeing her first musical at the Charlottetown Festival, Claire promptly told her Mom, “If I had some lessons, I could do that.” At age 16, Claire was performing on that very stage and subsequently the national tour of Anne of Green Gables. Four seasons with the Stratford Festival followed, where she performed Shakespearean roles, Miranda in The Tempest, and a pas de deux, Louise in Carousel. On screen, she’s worked extensively with the likes of Aaron Sorkin, Kevin Costner, Tony Shaloub, and Dick Van Dyke (whom she had the pleasure of singing with between takes!). Claire’s happy to get back to her roots after a two-decade hiatus from the theatre. And she wants to thank her Mom and Dad for getting her those lessons.
Sean Patrick Dolan - Connor Murphy
Sean is honoured to be joining the Dear Evan Hansen family. He is also very excited to be a part of his first Mirvish production. Sean began performing at a young age with the Stratford Festival’s productions of The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof and the original workshop of Bartram and Hill’s Something Wicked This Way Comes. Aside from theatre, Sean has spent the past few years portraying a variety of roles on television with credits including “Schitt’s Creek,” “The Detectives” (CBC/Netflix), “Workin’ Moms” (CBC), “Wayne” (Youtube Premium), “Taken” (NBC) and “In The Dark” (CBS). Love and thanks to Bruce, Daniel and the Talent House team, as well as to Mom, Dad and Nick.
Evan Buliung - Larry Murphy
Evan has performed across the country and in the states for the past 20 years. He recently won the Dora Award for Best Male Performance in a Musical in the role of Bruce Bechdel in Fun Home for the Musical Stage Company. 12 seasons with the Stratford Festival, highlights include Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Pericles, Mercutio, Petruchio, Edgar in King Lear opposite Christopher Plummer. Four seasons at the Shaw Festival; Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest; Stanhope in Journey’s End; Man and Superman; and Major Barbara. For the Mirvish organization, Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, Khashoggi in We Will Rock You, and The Audience. Evan’s film and television credits include “Suits,” the new mini-series “Departure,” Bob Hobby in “Holly Hobby” for Hulu in the US and the family channel in Canada, “Damnation” for Netflix, among others. He was nominated for a Canadian Screen Actors award for The Adventures of Pericles. Evan is thrilled and very proud to join the Dear Evan Hansen family.
Alessandro Costantini - Jared Kleinman
Born and raised in Sudbury Ontario, Alessandro is the co-founder and Artistic Director of YES Theatre in Sudbury, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. Select Credits include: Hair, Rent, Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, Merrily We Roll Along (YES Theatre), World Premiere of Prom Queen (SEGAL Centre, META nomination Outstanding Lead Performance), and the Canadian Premiere of Pasek and Paul’s James and the Giant Peach for YPT. Training: George Brown Theatre School. We don’t all have the privilege to do this as professionals. Please support your local arts community and youth! My Loves and Thanks to my family, YES, dear friends, Bruce and TH… and legit anyone I’ve ever met. What a tremendous blessing.
Shakura Dickson - Alana Beck
Shakura would like to extend her endless gratitude to the DEH team. She is honoured to be making her Mirvish debut as “Alana Beck”. Recent credits include: Jerusalem (Outside the March/Crow’s), Girls Like That (Tarragon), The Story (Common Boots/Soulpepper) and Other Side of the Game (Obsidian/Cahoots). She also appears in Season One of CBC’s “Coroner.” Shakura is a graduate of the Sheridan College Music Theatre program. She would like to thank her Mom, Sandie, Yanick, the ancestors and the universe for having her back.
Zachary Noah Piser - Evan Alternate
Words fail! Broadway: Wicked. Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd (Barrow Street Theatre, West End transfer), Mad Libs Live (New World Stages). Favorites: The Heart of Rock & Roll (The Old Globe, world premiere); Godspell (Marriott Theatre). Workshops: Tiananmen; The Heart of Rock & Roll; October Sky; Eastbound; Postcard American Town. Zachary has performed at various NYC venues including Feinstein’s/54 Below, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Green Room 42, Symphony Space & Joe’s Pub. Zachary is a Bay Area native and Northwestern grad. Many thanks to the DEH team, Tara Rubin Casting, The Mine, Dave, Adam, and of course, Mom & Dad.
Erin Breen - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Erin could not be more excited to be joining the Dear Evan Hansen family. After graduating with a Masters Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Erin has spent the last 10 years working around the world. Canadian credits include: Seussical (YPT), City of Angels (Theatre By The Bay), Seussical (Alberta Theatre Projects), A Christmas Carol and Enron (Theatre Calgary), Chariots of Fire (The Grand Theatre), and [title of show] (Forte Musical Theatre Guild) which earned her a Betty Mitchell Award nomination for Best Leading Female in a Comedy/Musical. Erin has also had the pleasure of work-shopping new musicals in New York, London and Glasgow. Thanks to Gina, Anwyn and Jess for helping me along the way. This one is for my Ma.
Malinda Carroll - U/S Zoe Murphy, Alana Beck
Being part of Dear Evan Hansen with such an amazing and talented team is a dream come true for Malinda. Past credits include: All Shook Up and Soul Sistas (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); The Rocky Horror Show (Lower Ossington Theatre); Pajama Game; Oklahoma (St. Clair College). Malinda would like to thank her unshakable support system of both family and friends.
Jay Davis - U/S Larry Murphy
Jay is thrilled to be making his Mirvish debut as part of the Dear Evan Hansen family. Toronto credits: Next to Normal (Tarragon/Clearwater), I Love You Because (Angelwalk), and Assassins (Birdland). West End credits: Miss Saigon (Cameron Mackintosh) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Really Useful Group). Selected Canadian credits: Bittergirl – The Musical (Charlottetown/Citadel); Floyd Collins (Talk Is Free/Patrick Street); Mamma Mia! (Neptune). TV credits: “Designated Survivor,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and Warner Bros.’s “Titans”. Jay would like to thank The Talent House, Stephanie Gorin Casting, and sends his love to all his friends and family.
David Jeffery - U/S Evan Hansen, Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman
Mirvish debut! David is beyond excited to join the incredibly talented company of Dear Evan Hansen. Recipient of the “Outstanding Achievement in Drama” Award, David comes from Alberta, where he recently finished his run as Jack Kelly in Newsies. Alberta theatre credits include Roger in Rent, Melchior in Spring Awakening, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and Gabe in Next to Normal. Joining Dear Evan Hansen has been a dream come true for him, and he is eternally grateful to everyone involved who gave him this opportunity. Hi Mom!
Laura Mae Nason - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy
Laura is so delighted to be joining the Dear Evan Hansen family! Theatre credits include Million Dollar Quartet (Mirvish, Drayton Entertainment, Stage West Calgary); Hairspray (Drayton Entertainment, Charlottetown Festival, Mayfield & Rainbow Stage); Anne of Green Gables; British Invasion (Charlottetown Festival); Sister Act; Marathon of Hope; Twist & Shout (Drayton Entertainment); Legally Blonde (Theatre Aquarius); The Wedding Singer; Chicago; Top of the Pops (Mayfield); Cabaret; Guys & Dolls (Stage West). Thank you to the DEH team, to Bruce and the Talent House, family and friends for their endless love and support. This one is for the two lights of my life, Gerrad & Elliott.
Kaitlyn Santa Juana - U/S Zoe Murphy, Alana Beck
Kaitlyn is beyond grateful to be making her Toronto debut with this cast of Dear Evan Hansen. This past year, she set sail in the Caribbean and performed as ‘Jasmine’ in Disney Cruise Line’s production of Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular along with a few of their other Broadway styled shows. Originally from Langley, British Columbia, a town just outside of Vancouver, Kaitlyn moved to New York City to pursue an education in the performing arts. She recently graduated from the musical theatre conservatory at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Kaitlyn would like to thank her family, friends and everyone involved in Dear Evan Hansen for providing an endless amount of opportunities to chase her dreams.
Steven Levenson - Book Writer
Steven Levenson is the Tony Award winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen. His plays include If I Forget, The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin, Core Values, The Language of Trees, and Seven Minutes In Heaven. Honors include the Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, Drama Desk Nomination, Hull-Warriner Nomination, Lucille Lortel Nomination, and the Helen Hayes Award. A former Artist in Residence at Ars Nova and a member of the Roundabout Leadership Council, he worked for three seasons as a writer and producer on Showtime’s Masters of Sex and is a founding member of Colt Coeur and an alumnus of MCC’s Playwrights Coalition and Ars Nova’s Play Group. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts. A graduate of Brown University, he is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. and the WGA.
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul - Words and Music
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul are the Tony, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning songwriting team behind Dear Evan Hansen. Other Broadway: A Christmas Story, The Musical (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations). Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Second Stage; Obie Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award); Dogfight (Second Stage; Lucille Lortel Award and Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, London Evening Standard Award nominations). Regional: James and the Giant Peach (Seattle Children’s Theatre) and Edges (Capital Repertory Theatre). Film: La La Land, Trolls. Upcoming film projects: The Greatest Showman, Snow White. Television: “Smash,” “The Flash.” Their albums for Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman all appeared in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. They were nominated for two 2018 Grammy Awards (for La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen) and won one (Dear Evan Hansen). Additional honors: Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre (American Academy of Arts and Letters), ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, Jonathan Larson Award. Both are graduates of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Program and members of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. Justin thanks God, DEH cast and crew, Asher, Emmie and the whole family. Benj thanks family, friends and everyone who has worked tirelessly to bring DEH to Broadway.
Michael Greif - Director
Broadway credits: Rent, Grey Gardens, Next to Normal (Tony noms.); Never Gonna Dance; If/Then. Recent work includes War Paint (Goodman Theatre); Our Lady of Kibeho and Angels in America (NY’s Signature Theatre); The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… (Public); and The Tempest, A Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet at The Public’s Delacorte Theater. Off-Broadway, he’s received Obie Awards for Machinal, Dogeaters (Public) and Rent (NYTW), and has directed new plays and musicals at Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, MTC, MCC, New York Theatre Workshop and at Second Stage, where he directed Next to Normal and Dear Evan Hansen. Regional work includes premieres and revivals at Williamstown Theatre Festival (ten seasons), La Jolla Playhouse (AD, five seasons), Arena Stage, Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theater Center, Trinity Repertory Company. Mr. Greif holds a BS from Northwestern University and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego.
Danny Mefford - Choreographer
Broadway: Fun Home, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Bridges of Madison County. Other New York: Love’s Labour’s Lost; The Good Person of Szechwan; Much Ado About Nothing; Pump Boys and Dinettes for City Center Encores!; Melancholy Play; Dance Dance Revolution. Other: The Sound of Music (U.S. tour), Miss You Like Hell (La Jolla Playhouse). Directing: Becoming Liv Ullmann (NY Fringe), Wasted (Ars Nova), The Maids. Drama Desk, Lortel and Astaire Award nominee for choreography. MFA from Brown University, BS from the University of Evansville.
Alex Lacamoire - Music Supervisor & Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire is a three-time Tony and three-time Grammy winner for his work on Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton and In the Heights. As music director, arranger and/or orchestrator: Annie (2011 B’way revival), Bring It On, The People in the Picture, 9 to 5 (Drama Desk and Grammy noms.), Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, Wicked, Bat Boy, Godspell (2001 national tour). He is an Emmy-nominated nominated composer for “Sesame Street.” Love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis, and to his wife, Ileana.
David Korins - Scenic Designer
Broadway: Hamilton (Tony nom.); War Paint; Misery; Motown; Vanya and Sonia…; Annie; Bring It On; Magic/Bird; An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin; Godspell; Chinglish; The Pee-wee Herman Show; Lombardi; Passing Strange; and Bridge and Tunnel. TV: “Grease: Live!” (Emmy Award). Concert: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Sia, Mariah Carey, Andrea Boccelli. Extensive Off-Broadway, regional theatre, hospitality, event and experience design. Dad: Stella and Vivian.
Peter Nigrini - Projection Designer
Broadway: An Act of God; The Heidi Chronicles; The Best Man; Fela!; 9 to 5. Elsewhere: The SpongeBob Musical (Chicago); Grounded and Here Lies Love (Public Theater); Far From Heaven (Playwrights); Notes From Underground (TFNA); Grace Jones Hurricane Tour; Don Giovanni (Santa Fe); Blind Date (Bill T. Jones). For Nature Theater of Oklahoma: No Dice and Life & Times (Burgtheater, Vienna). Currently: Amélie (Ahmanson Theatre), Monsoon Wedding (Berkeley Rep), The Skin of Our Teeth (TFNA).
Emily Rebholz - Costume Designer
Broadway: Oh, Hello; If/Then; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Recent Off-Broadway: Indecent (Vineyard Theatre), Dear Evan Hansen, The Way We Get By (Second Stage), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre), The Tempest, Into The Woods (Shakespeare in the Park), Pretty Filthy (The Civilians), Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature), and Yardbird (Apollo Theater). Recent Regional Theater and Opera: Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera), La Boheme (Opera Theater of Saint Louis), Another Word For Beauty (The Goodman Theater), and Othello (Shakespeare DC). In New York her additional designs have been seen at Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Lincoln Center, MCC, The Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick, The Women’s Project, and many more. MFA: Yale University. emilyrebholz.com
Japhy Weideman - Lighting Designer
Broadway: Bright Star, The Visit (Tony Nom), The Nance (Tony Nom), Of Mice and Men (Tony Nom), Airline Highway (Tony Nom), Sylvia, Old Times, The Heidi Chronicles, Macbeth (Drama Desk Nom), Cyrano de Bergerac, and The Snow Geese. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theatre, The Public Theatre, NYTW, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MTC, MCC, LAByrinth, and The Vineyard. Opera: Don Giovanni, Life is a Dream (Santa Fe Opera); Manchurian Candidate, Doubt (Minnesota Opera). International: West End, Royal Shakespeare Co (Stratford), La Scala (Milan), Nederlands Opera (Amsterdam), Edinburgh International Festival.
Nevin Steinberg - Sound Designer
Recent Broadway: Bright Star, Hamilton, It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Performers, Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway: Hamilton (The Public Theater), The Landing (The Vineyard Theatre), Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). Nevin is the Audio Consultant for Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. Over thirty Broadway productions as a former founding principal of Acme Sound Partners and five additional Tony nominations for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair, and In The Heights.
David Brian Brown - Hair Design
Broadway highlights: Frozen, War Paint (Drama Desk Award), She Loves Me, The Curious Incident…, If/Then, The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth, The Nance, Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act; Arcadia, A Steady Rain, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Tarzan, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Nine, Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention of Love, Aida, The Iceman Cometh, Chicago, Side Show, Steel Pier. Film/TV: “Peter Pan Live!” NBC, “The Sound of Music Live!” NBC, It’s Complicated, “Angels in America” (Emmy-nominated), To Wong Foo….
Ben Cohn - Musical Director
Broadway: Wicked (assistant conductor), The Woman in White, …Spelling Bee, Wonderful Town, In My Life. Pre-Broadway: The Book of Mormon, 9 to 5, Anastasia, Finding Neverland. MD for Clay Aiken, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street, Stephanie J. Block, BCEFA. Ben’s arrangements have been heard on TV, albums, concerts, theme parks and cruise lines. Ithaca and NYU grad. Love to Sean and Allister.
Tara Rubin Casting / Xavier Rubiano, C.S.A. - Casting Director
Selected Broadway: Falsettos; Miss Saigon; A Bronx Tale; Cats; Disaster!; School of Rock; Dr Zhivago; It Shoulda Been You; Gigi; Bullets Over Broadway; Aladdin; Les Misérables; Mothers and Sons; Big Fish; The Heiress; How to Succeed..; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; Young Frankenstein; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; Spamalot; …Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; Jersey Boys; The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Terms of Endearment; The Band’s Visit; Here Lies Love; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Bucks County Playhouse.
Judith Schoenfeld - Production Stage Manager - Broadway
Judith Schoenfeld has been a part of Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage in DC and here in New York at Second Stage.
Broadway: IF/THEN, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway: Productions at Second Stage Theatre, The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Theatre for a New Audience, Mabou Mines, and Classic Stage Company. Additional work Williamstown Theater Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Goodspeed Opera House, Arena Stage, Dallas Theatre Center and Great Lakes Theatre Festival. She is a graduate the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
David Lober - Production Stage Manager - Tour
Broadway: Groundhog Day, Matilda, Saturday Night Fever. Los Angeles: Henry IV with Tom Hanks, Wicked, The Lion King, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and The Ten Commandments. National tour: Million Dollar Quartet, Aida, Sunset Boulevard, and The Light in the Piazza. Love to Colleen and Phillip. Happy to be bringing this amazing show around the U.S.
Brendan M. Fay - Stage Manager - Broadway
Broadway: Paramour, Bright Star, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Notes from the Field (Second Stage), Dry Powder (The Public), Spamilton, The American Pilot (MTC), Forbidden Broadway, Mr. President. Tour: I Love You, You’re Perfect…; Forbidden Broadway/Hollywood. Major Regional: Gotta Dance, Jersey Boys, Princesses.
Michael Krug - Stage Manager - Tour
Michael Krug has worked in hundreds of theatres, on thousands of performances, seen by millions of people around the world. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.” DFTBA.
Jonathan Warren - Associate Choreographer
Broadway/Tour includes Wicked, The Sound of Music, A Night with Janis Joplin, and Peter Pan. International: Wicked Mexico City (Asst. Dance Supervisor). Regional work at Goodspeed, A.C.T., The 5th Ave, The McCarter, The Marriott, and Music Theatre of Wichita. SDC Member. Love to James.
Adam Quinn - Associate Director
Broadway Debut. Associate/Assistant Director credits include: The Low Road (The Public Theater), Dear Evan Hansen and A Parallelogram (Second Stage Theatre), Beatsville (Asolo Rep), Paint Your Wagon, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent and First Date (5th Avenue Theatre), Elf and Once On This Island (Paper Mill Playhouse), Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (Goodspeed Opera House) and Working (Broadway in Chicago). Endless thanks to Michael Greif, Paradigm and every teacher along the way. University of Michigan: BFA Directing 2015. www.adamquinn.net
Danielle Buccino - Assistant Stage Manager - Broadway
Graduate of Wagner College. Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, The Substance of Fire (Second Stage Theatre);The Select (The Sun Also Rises); Things of Dry Hours (NYTW). Many thanks to my friends and family for their continued love and support.
Sarah Testerman - Assistant Stage Manager - Tour
Broadway: This Is Our Youth, A Raisin in the Sun, Matilda, Soul Doctor, Elf: the Musical. Touring: Matilda (first national tour). Off-Broadway: Heisenberg (MTC), Hamilton (The Public), The Maids (SRT), Caucasian Chalk Circle (SRT). Television: NBC’s The Wiz Live!, NBC’s Peter Pan Live! Benefits: BCEFA/DRA. Graduate of SUNY Purchase. Love to Josh.